Truckee Area Fly Fishing Report August 29th, 2018

Today’s report will focus on the Truckee and Little Truckee Rivers.  We are having a nice cool down from the heat of earlier this month.  Water conditions are stable and action continues to be good.  Time to start thinking about Steelhead to secure your fall date.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Truckee River continues to keep on Truckin’.  The flows are stable and we have have some significantly cooler overnite temps this week which has helped the daytime water temps.  Now is a good time to bust out the terrestrials and big Dumb stuff.  In a few sections there is a fair amount of Hoppers out and about in the afternoon.

Truckee River Conditions

The Truckee River flows are 269cfs near Truckee and 509cfs below Boca.  Mid-day water temps are 68-70 depending on the day.  The clarity is really good.

Truckee River Tactics

There are some small black bugs eating the willow leaves along the upper reaches through Truckee and pretty sure the Trout are eating a few of those.  The big hatches are pretty much done but there are some smaller mayflies and caddis still hatching.  Hoppers are also around and pretty heavy in some areas.  Windy afternoons would be a good time to try one.  The crawdads are also molting.  Hanging a crawdad pattern under an indicator can also be productive.

Truckee River Suggested Dry Flies

Time to go a little smaller on the May flies and Caddis.  Also, big dumb terrestrials can get the fish to move as well.  Chubby Chernobel 8-10, Turks Tarantula 8-10, Thalken’s Double Dutch 8-10, Parachute Adams 16-18, Spinners 14-16, Tricos 18-20, Trico Spinners 18-20, Humpies 14-16Quigley Cripples 16-18Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, E/C Caddis 14-18, Griffiths Gnat 16-18, beetles 14-16, and Ants 14-16.

Truckee River Suggested nymphs

Time to use the crawdad patterns and Tim’ Dead Drift Cray is as good as any.  Pair it with as small mayfly or midge pattern under the indicator and probe the depths.  Crawdad 6-8, Pats Rubber legs 6-8, Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stone 6-8, Twenty inches 8-10, Prince Nymphs 8-10, Black Zebra midge 16-18, Flashback Pheasant Tail 12-16, SJW, Haresear 14-16, Birds nest 12-16, Poohpa 14-16, Burk’s Bottom Roller 14-16, Brassie 16-18, HBI 14-16, and Micro May 16-18.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Summary

For the Truckee River Conditions continue to be stable and even a little cooler.  For the Dry Fly enthusiast it is terrestrial time and for those that can not put the indicator away its crawdad season.

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Little Truckee River continues with similar conditions as last week.  The flies are smaller, your leader needs to be smaller, and your cast better hit the seam on the first try.

Little Truckee River Conditions

The little Truckee River flow continues unchanged at 90cfs and the water temps are 56 degrees mid-day.  It has good clarity.

Little Truckee River Tactics

The flies have gotten smaller so smaller tippet, longer leader, a good cast and some stealth will go along way towards hooking up.  Mayflies, Caddis, and Midges are still coming off at different times of the day.  There are some Hoppers out here too.  Hopper/dropper rigs should work pretty well and are worth a try as well as Match the Hatch dry fly tactics.

Little Truckee River Dry Fly Suggestions

Hoppers 8-10 ,Compare Duns 16-20, Thorax Duns 16-20, Rusty Spinners 16-18,  PMD’s 16-18, Quigley Cripples 16-18, Parachute Adams 14-20, Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18,  Griffiths Gnat 16-20, Ants 16-18, Beetles 16-18, and BWO’s 16-20.

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

The Little Truckee River continues with stable conditions.  Try a Hopper/Dropper rig and if that doesn’t do it go for the small dry fly set-ups.  You will need to make you cast count!

Fall is Steelhead Time!

October is time to chase Steelhead on the Klamath.  The early summer run fish start to show up in Mid-October and love to chase a Swung Fly.  I have plenty of dates available in October to chase these magnificent fish.

Whether chasing Steelhead on the Klamath or Trout in Truckee, Four Seasons Fly Fishing is the go to Guide Service in the the Truckee Area and beyond.  Give me a Call and we’ll set up your next Fly Fishing Adventure for this fall.  530-386-0525

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